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North Ayrshire Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

North Ayrshire Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the North Ayrshire LEA.


North Ayrshire Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the North Ayrshire LEA.

2016/2017 North Ayrshire Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Wednesday August 17, 2016 Friday October 7, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday October 18, 2016 Friday December 23, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 9, 2017 Friday March 31, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 18, 2017 Wednesday June 28, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 North Ayrshire Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Thursday August 17, 2017 Friday October 13, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday October 24, 2017 Friday December 22, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 8, 2018 Thursday February 8, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Thursday February 15, 2018 Thursday March 29, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Thursday May 24, 2018
Summer Half Term
Summer Term Dates Tuesday May 29, 2018 Friday June 29, 2018
Summer Holidays

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North Ayrshire is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and is found in the south-west corner of the country. there are 72 schools within the area including 53 primary and 9 secondary schools, 5 nurseries and 5 special schools. All schools follow the calendar set by the council apart from those in Arran who set their own school holiday dates. Following other Scottish council areas, the school year starts on 17th August and the first term includes breaks on 19th September and the October half term from 10th-17th of the month. There is a further break from 11-14th November and the Christmas holidays 2016 start on 23rd December. After Christmas, the spring term starts on 9th January and includes a short February half term from 10th-14th while the Easter break starts on 31st March. Easter finishes on 18th April and the term continues until 28th June with breaks on the 1st, 26th and 29th May.

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